Moral issues in: "Be Kind"

By Melody Palmer, Youth Librarian, South Broken Arrow Library

When you think about kindness, do you think about grand gestures and larger-than-life acts? Or does your mind immediately go to the time at the drive-thru when someone ahead of you purchased your meal? Kindnesses can be both large and small, but the book Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller is all about small acts of kindness that can make a very real difference in anyone's life. 

Moral Issues in: "One"

By Tori Hamilton, Children's Associate, Glenpool Library

In "One" by Kathryn Otoshi, colors come to life. Blue, a quiet color, is constantly picked on by Red. Though the other colors see the mistreatment, no one speaks up. But every time Red is mean, he grows bigger and bigger. Soon, Red is so big that all the colors are afraid of him. Red's bullying only stops when One comes along and teaches the colors to stand up for themselves.

New In The Digital Collections: March 2018 Update

1960 tulsa recreation facilities map





1960 Recreation Facilities 


In March 2018, TCCL uploaded 161 items into the Digital Collections. There are now approximately 38,568 items in the Digital Collections. Additions include: 

Moral issues in: "We Found a Hat"

By Laura Raphael, Children's Services Coordinator

Parents have long wrestled with how to teach children the moral value of sharing...while keeping things fair (also a moral value). "Remember, you had the blue cup the last time we were at Grandma's; it's your brother's turn today!" "No, I made sure that all of the cake slices are the same size!"

Moral issues in: "My Friend Maggie"

By Melody Palmer, Youth Librarian, South Broken Arrow Library

As parents and educators, we want children to have a consistent moral compass. Part of building that compass is by providing opportunities to read stories with realistic moral dilemmas and relatable characters - but don't hit readers over the head with The Message.